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1/4 mile tests of Challenge Stradale?

Discussion in '360/430' started by 4sfed4, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. 4sfed4

    4sfed4 Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
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    I know this car is not really designed as a drag racer, but have any of you guys succumbed to the temptation of hitting the 1320 with one yet?

    I am curious as Ferrari's website lists its 0-400m (very close to a 1/4 mile) time as 13.9 seconds. Thats gotta be a typo! I would think it would be closer to mid 12's?
     
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  3. spyderman

    spyderman Formula 3

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Its a typo:

    Ferrari's numbers are stated in the Owners' Club data:

    "The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 and covers 400 meters from a standing start in 12.1 seconds." :)
     
  4. 4sfed4

    4sfed4 Karting

    Dec 22, 2003
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    That sounds closer to reality!

    Have any independent owners verified it yet?
     
  5. Papa G

    Papa G Formula 3

    Dec 29, 2003
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    The January 2004 issue of Car & Driver tested one and came up with a 1/4 mile time and speed of 12.4 sec @ 115 mph.

    Papa G
     
  6. AnotherDunneDeal

    AnotherDunneDeal F1 Veteran

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    Hmmmm,

    That is roughly the same e.t. times as the 1962 Chevy 409, Ford 406 and Dodge 426 Hemi S/S times. I remember Don Nicholson going 12.7 in 1961 in a stock 409 Chevy Bel-Air. Yes I show my age here but man did I ever enjoy those early drag racing days.
     
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  8. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

    Jun 9, 2002
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    They run mid 12's, 114-115mph.
     
  9. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    certainly respectable times, but have we come up with a consensus on how much flywheel HP they actually have? and also, on a side note, how bad is using the LC for the drivetrain and clutch?
     
  10. thomas_b

    thomas_b Formula Junior

    Sep 15, 2003
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    January 2004 issue of Car & Driver tested one and came up with a 1/4 mile time and speed of 12.4 sec @ 115 mph

    ==> min. 356 HP at rear wheel (curb weight 3000lbs)

    based on a little formula from http://www.pro-flow.com/tech%20info/mustmath.htm (I have to confess I am a sucker for these things):

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    A quick calculation for horsepower based on 1/4 mile trap speed:

    HP = (TS/234)**3 * race weight

    HP = Horspower (of course)
    TS = 1/4 mile trap speed

    This horsepower output is the minumum required for the specified trap speed. It assumes ideal track conditions, weather conditions, traction, and vehicle aerodynamics. It will understate horsepower required at speeds exceeding 100 mph.
     
  11. SRT-10

    SRT-10 Rookie

    Dec 16, 2003
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    It will be interesting to see what Motor Trend comes up with. Their 1/4 mile test driver has an outstanding reputation for accuracy and extracting the most out of a car. He has been personally certified by the boys from Texas whom reign supreme at the drag strip. :)

    At 2800 lbs. and 425 HP seems like that number should get closer to 12.1.
     
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  13. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2003
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    Its not 2800lbs... just over 3000 actually, if you check out the other Stradale threads.

    Sunny
     
  14. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2004
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    From the 360 CS manual (European)

    Top speed : 186mph
    0-62mph: 4.1s
    0-124mph: 13.9s
    0-400m: 12.1s
    0-1000m: 22.0s

    Dry weight: 2602lb
    Kerb weight: 2822lb

    Max power: 425bhp at 8500rpm
    Max torque: 275lbft at 4750rpm
     
  15. bumboola

    bumboola Formula Junior

    Mar 7, 2003
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    I wouldn't be suprised if Motor Trend pulled an 11.9 quarter mile out of a 360 CS. They'll run it with no gas left after doing bleach burn-outs to warm up the tires. I believe thay ran a 12.2 quarter mile in a '99 Modena. Car & Driver tested the same car at 13.0, with a full tank of gas.
     

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